SeaWorld Orlando Releases Open Letter Regarding the Backlash About Their Killer Whale Care

SeaWorld Orlando Open Letter

We wrote last week how almost all of the bands originally booked for SeaWorld Orlando‘s annual Beer, Bands, & BBQ, have cancelled amid online pressure triggered by the documentary “Blackfish” which criticized the water park’s treatment of whales.

Today, SeaWorld Orlando released an open letter addressing these criticisms. Here is that letter:

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SeaWorld: The Truth Is in Our Parks and People
An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates

Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight.

The men and women of SeaWorld are true animal advocates. We are the 1,500 scientists, researchers, veterinarians, trainers, marine biologists, aquarists, aviculturists, educators and conservationists who have dedicated our lives to the animals in our care as well as those in the wild that are injured, ill or orphaned. Whether it’s a sea lion, manatee, sea turtle or whale, we are on call 24/7.

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